The Atheism Tapes

Free Documentaries Online

Free Documentaries Online

Find us on:
  

Who's Online

We have 252 guests and 7 members online
 

The Atheism Tapes
Close Ad
Lights off
Rate:
15 ratings
Views: 4082

From: silichip
Videos: 1981
Added: 19-05-2010 05:46:46
Colin McGinn: English philosopher McGinn speaks about the various reasons for not believing in God, and some of the reasons for. He gives a thorough treatment of the ontological argument. In addition, McGinn draws an important distinction between atheism (lack of belief in a deity) and antitheism (active opposition to theism); he identifies himself as both an atheist and an antitheist. Finally, he speculates about a post-theistic society.
Url:
Embed:

Comments
1
1 comments
Other Atheism Tape Links
Steven Weinberg: American physicist Weinberg talks about the effectiveness of the Design Argument, both in the past and today. He also discusses the reasons that people become religious, including the varying influences of physical and biological arguments against religion. Miller connects this to a higher likelihood of biologists being non-believers than physicists, which Weinberg finds surprising.
Weinberg goes on to distinguish between harm done in the name of religion from that done by religion and states that both of these are very real and very dangerous. He goes on to discuss the difference between religious belief in America and Europe, and about how he doesn't like the "character" of the monotheistic God. He ends by saying that science is very definitely corrosive to religious belief, and that he considers this a good thing.

Arthur Miller: American playwright Arthur Miller talks about his atheism from a Jewish perspective. He discusses his view that some cases of antisemitism come from Christians who believe Jewish people are disbelievers because they do not believe Christ was the son of God. They also discuss the overlay of religion and patriotism, particularly with American politics, but also on how many of the wars today come from the mixture of nationalism and religious beliefs. Lastly, he explains how he does not believe that there is an afterlife except in the sense that people are remembered by the material possessions that they leave behind or the deeds that they did during their life that still have an impact on the world.

Richard Dawkins: English biologist Richard Dawkins first talks about how the view that evil exists may come from a personification of some principle belief. Next, he explains the process by which he became an atheist despite being raised as an Anglican. They then discuss at length natural selection and how it acts as the guiding force for evolution. He also points out the fallacy in using a God-of-the-gaps argument for explaining the world. Next, he goes over the importance of holding and defending an atheist world view.

Denys Turner: British theologian Denys Turner points out that being an atheist or theist depends largely upon what questions you ask yourself. He then shares his view that atheism can also suffer from its own sort of fundamentalism. They spend some time covering the issue of why or how something comes from nothing.

Daniel Dennett: American philosopher Dennett explains why he called one of his books Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and why many of Darwin's contemporaries, in particular, considered Darwin's theory of evolution to be dangerous. He goes on to deal with the question of consciousness (i.e., is the consciousness/soul distinct from the body), talking about Darwin's rejection of the soul and the possible origins and psychological purposes of a belief in an immaterial soul.
Next, he talks about his Christian upbringing and how he became an atheist. He goes on to ask why it is thought rude to criticise religious belief, and suggests that it is due to the influential status of the religions in question. He finishes by wondering whether we could live effectively in a post-theistic world.
Written by : silichip
Page: 1

Related Videos
0:58:09
Owner: silichip
Views: 2825
Date: 14-11-2010
1:00:05
Owner: silichip
Views: 1296
Date: 14-11-2010
0:59:04
Owner: silichip
Views: 1370
Date: 14-11-2010
0:09:56
Owner: silichip
Views: 1306
Date: 29-05-2011
0:47:51ᅠ
Owner: silichip
Views: 3524
Date: 12-05-2010
0:47:58ᅠ
Owner: silichip
Views: 3233
Date: 12-05-2010
0:23:21
Owner: silichip
Views: 1959
Date: 07-06-2010
0:48:53
Owner: silichip
Views: 1974
Date: 07-07-2010
0:51:25ᅠ
Owner: silichip
Views: 2147
Date: 11-08-2010
0:47:54ᅠ
Owner: silichip
Views: 1762
Date: 15-11-2010
0:47:54
Owner: silichip
Views: 1338
Date: 15-11-2010
0:49:22ᅠ
Owner: silichip
Views: 1076
Date: 01-12-2010
0:45:54
Owner: silichip
Views: 1011
Date: 02-12-2010
Owner: silichip
Views: 1119
Date: 03-12-2010
0:57:48
Owner: silichip
Views: 842
Date: 16-07-2011
0:57:57
Owner: silichip
Views: 904
Date: 16-07-2011
0:54:50
Owner: silichip
Views: 802
Date: 16-07-2011
0:57:40
Owner: silichip
Views: 715
Date: 16-07-2011
0:57:56
Owner: silichip
Views: 1091
Date: 16-07-2011
0:58:31
Owner: silichip
Views: 2529
Date: 23-08-2011

Category
0:48:21
Owner: silichip
Views: 2420
Date: 08-07-2013
1:28:59
Owner: silichip
Views: 2302
Date: 20-05-2013
0:57:08
Owner: silichip
Views: 1039
Date: 11-05-2013
1:14:03
Owner: silichip
Views: 394
Date: 29-03-2013
0:58:58
Owner: silichip
Views: 862
Date: 21-02-2013
0:58:55
Owner: silichip
Views: 584
Date: 21-02-2013
0:58:57
Owner: silichip
Views: 561
Date: 21-02-2013
0:09:59
Owner: silichip
Views: 1114
Date: 21-01-2013
0:48:02
Owner: silichip
Views: 730
Date: 21-01-2013
0:48:02
Owner: silichip
Views: 715
Date: 21-01-2013
1:20:52
Owner: silichip
Views: 1573
Date: 29-11-2012
0:44:32
Owner: silichip
Views: 545
Date: 28-11-2012
0:46:46
Owner: silichip
Views: 834
Date: 24-11-2012
0:49:06
Owner: silichip
Views: 822
Date: 15-11-2012
0:42:42
Owner: silichip
Views: 752
Date: 11-11-2012
0:49:05
Owner: silichip
Views: 775
Date: 20-10-2012
0:42:46
Owner: silichip
Views: 641
Date: 19-10-2012
1:55:30
Owner: silichip
Views: 854
Date: 08-10-2012
0:59:06
Owner: silichip
Views: 684
Date: 08-10-2012
0:59:02
Owner: silichip
Views: 629
Date: 08-10-2012
0:59:06
Owner: silichip
Views: 614
Date: 08-10-2012
0:46:35
Owner: silichip
Views: 572
Date: 08-10-2012
0:10:27
Owner: phillipernest
Views: 683
Date: 03-10-2012
0:10:58
Owner: phillipernest
Views: 624
Date: 03-10-2012
0:15:01
Owner: silichip
Views: 1047
Date: 24-09-2012
0:06:40
Owner: phillipernest
Views: 780
Date: 18-09-2012
0:42:49
Owner: silichip
Views: 1019
Date: 08-09-2012
1:29:59
Owner: silichip
Views: 784
Date: 08-09-2012
0:43:12
Owner: silichip
Views: 857
Date: 08-09-2012
0:44:58
Owner: silichip
Views: 1001
Date: 08-09-2012
 
Joomla Template Tutorial: from JoomlaShack.com
Watch Free Movies